It is with huge sadness that we announce that Ken Crisp has ‘Gone Home’. He passed away aged 88 peacefully in hospital after a battle with his lung problems that he has been suffering with for a long time.
For those of you that knew Ken, he was truly one of the greatest scouters of all time, dedicated right up to the day he passed away. He was involved with district communications most notably the eNews which had over 120 issues since its creation and still made myself and many others chuckle with amusement.
Ken’s most notable scouting activities also included his interest in providing water activities within our county. Last year he was finally commended by the County for his longstanding support of water activities in GLMW for many years, and it was great to see May, his wife, awarded the medal of merit for her support to him during what must have been well over 30 years of support.
Ken was known locally as the pioneer of the famous ‘Tri-Borough recruitment trailer’ which, until recently, still made an appearance at local community events to entice new young people and volunteers to join Scouts. And up until the trailer was decommissioned last year, Ken himself still made an appearance at every event to supervise its assembly. Just to make sure that it was perfect and fulfilled its important purpose.
Ken was a proud holder of the Sliver Wolf, the highest award in scouting and had achieved 45 years of service to our great cause. Despite his age and health, he still remained in touch with new processes and embraced change. I will always be in admiration by how much he was a ‘team player’ and just got on with it, something I had so much respect for him for.
He was a dear friend, like he was to so many of us. He will be truly missed by all.
Our thoughts are with May, his wife, and all his family at this time.
Pinner & Headstone District